Urban Poem

From Public Play Space Community


U’Game soc. Coop

Palermo and MAtera, 2018-2019

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Purpose Interconnection.pngInterconnection
Purpose Collaberating.pngCollaborating
Purpose Raise awareness.pngRaise Awareness
Purpose Educate.pngEducate
Purpose Visualise needs.pngVisualize Needs
Purpose Simulate impact of decisions.pngSimulate Impact of Decisions
Purpose Decision making.pngDecision Making
Purpose Designing.pngDesigning
Co-Creation Co-analysis.pngCo-Analysis
Co-Creation Co-design.pngCo-Design
Co-Creation Co-implementation.pngCo-Implementation
Co-Creation Co-maintenance.pngCo-Maintenance
Co-Creation Co-monitoring.pngCo-Monitoring
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Outcome Decision making.pngDecision Making
Outcome Knowledge.pngKnowledge
Outcome Assesment.pngAssessment
Outcome Design.pngDesign
Outcome Inclusion.pngInclusion
Outcome Awareness.pngAwareness
Outcome Partnership.pngPartnership
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Mechanics Alternitive reality.pngAlternative Reality
Mechanics Role play.pngRole Play
Mechanics Rule based play.pngRule Based Play
Mechanics Location based.pngLocation Based
Mechanics Simulations.pngSimulations
Mechanics Mapping.pngMapping
Mechanics Geolocation.pngGeolocation
Mechanics Hypothesis.pngHypothesis
Mechanics Metagame.pngMetagame
Technology & Tools Analoge Tangibles.pngAnaloge Tangibles
Technology & Tools AR VR.pngAR / VR
Technology & Tools Audio Visual.pngAudio Visual
Technology & Tools Data AI.pngData AI
Technology & Tools Data Collection Visualization.pngData Collection/Visualization
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Technology & Tools Mobile.pngMobile
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Aesthetics Sensation.pngSensation
Aesthetics Imagination.pngImagination
Aesthetics Assemblage.pngAssemblage
Aesthetics Pysical activity construction.pngPhysical Activity / Construction
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Scale Metropolitan.png Metropolitan
Scale City.png City
Scale District.png District
Scale Neighbourhood.png Neighbourhood
Scale Street.png Street
Scale Undefined.png Undefined
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Audience Community.png Community
Audience Planning expert.png Planning Expert
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Audience Policy Makers.png Policy Makers
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Scope Individual.png Individual
Scope Small group.png Metropolitan
Scope Larger group.png Small Group
Scope Crowd.png Crowd
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Cities are poems. Some things in those poems are obvious other not. The inscriptions on the walls of the cities, the epigraphs, the tombstones, the murals are the obvious ingredients of the poetics of a city. They are the expression of love, of loss, of claims, of struggles. They are the memory of the expression of a city. They are part of a speech between a crowd of people and power.

In U'Game Urban Poem, the participants will be called to find some particularly poetic writings that are part of the cities' urban landscape. We will start from a common point. Participants will be provided with a digital or a paper map of city points (mainly public spaces and shops). At each point, the participants will find a small poster with a QR code. Each code will refer to a shred of a sentence, which belongs to the walls of the city. The aim of the game will be to recognize as many sentences as possible. At first, therefore, the participants will collect shreds of sentences, visiting different locations. At the end of this phase, the participants will try to find the places where the sentences will be present in the city.

The game will close with the sending of short videos and selfies of the identified poetic places and with the return to the starting point, where the game ranking will be revealed and all the points involved in the urban poem of the city.

The scope of Urban Poem is about small things, is a reflection about the soul of a city. "Urban poem" could be intended as a starting point of a placemaking process because can give a new sense to places.

There are 2 kinds of places in the game. The first ones are locations chosen by the game. So it's possible to force a visit to some places in the city that we want to highlight for the participants. On the other hand, the second kind of places are writings on walls, so it's possible to push people to understand the sense of that writing why they are in such a place, what is the story behind them.

During the game is possible to map the access to single spots. So it is possible to understand how people move inside the city and how much time they spend from a point to another.

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